I’m learning that there are some perks (not supplied by the government) of being unemployed.
1. Opportunity for more sleep
I tend to work better between the hours of 9pm – 2:00am. It’s how I’m wired. However, I found myself working those hours plus the regular “9-5,” and nearly every other in between towards the end of my tenure. Part of that is due to the nature of the work, some to being overloaded and also part to my eagerness to get stuff done.
I have been able to basically hibernate for the past two weeks and feel as rested as your average bear.
2. Hello Netflix!
Like many, I have a confession that might not be as serious as Usher’s, but it’s real. I love Netflix but I don’t have my own account. I bum off one of my sisters. (Remember, I am a BRoke guy). Ever since I finished House of Cards in two days, I haven’t been able to catch up on the other shows and movies staring at me under my profile aptly named ‘Brother’. Since receiving the pink slip, I’ve been able to watch Walt, avoid the Orange and reconnect with childhood classics like the “Sword and the Stone”. Best thing, I can watch these shows or movies at a reasonable time. However, there is something kinda awesome about going to work with baggy eyes because you stayed up to watch Don drunkenly save the day! Side note: I’d prefer to not see Megan when the 2nd half of the series finale returns next spring.
While I do have to be cautious of my eating out, I am enjoying eating at local faves like Zeeland Street at 9:30am or Harrington’s Cafe at 1:00pm without rushing back to work. I also get to watch more of Giada, former Top Chef contestants as experts on talk shows and eat plenty of cereal, the quintessential bachelor meal.
While I know this phase is temporary and I’ve been meeting with different colleagues and following leads, I must say that I’m enjoying this resting period. I’m praying more, reading, spending quality time with folks and on the road to discovering what it is I want to be when I grow up.
I leave you with that for now. My next phase will be traveling to my dream state of North Carolina to reflect and retreat! Later